The Canadian Red Cross believes that every child should be treated with respect. As a national leader in violence, abuse and bullying prevention, the Red Cross works with students and educators across Manitoba and Nunavut. As part of its bullying prevention programming, the Canadian Red Cross leads the support of Pink Day in both Manitoba and Nunavut for schools and workplaces.
In 2016, the Canadian Red Cross expanded its celebration of respectful relationships and bullying prevention with two Pink Days, one in February and one in April. The two tremendous Pink Days, which included the very successful second annual Canadian Red Cross Pink Day Film Festival, were incredible.
It is already time to begin preparing for Pink Day in 2017. This year’s theme is #HeroesAssemble as the Red Cross is calling on people across Manitoba and Nunavut to recognize individuals and groups who promote respect, kindness and bullying prevention through their actions and words.
The Red Cross is encouraging schools and workplaces across Manitoba and Nunavut to register for Pink Day 2017. You can find out how to register below. By registering, you will have access to resource guides and other information. As well, schools that register and submit information to the Red Cross about their plans for Pink Day 2017 will be entered in a draw to win a visit from Pink Day co-founder Travis Price.
The official Pink Day T-shirts are also available for sale now. You can order your shirts after registering or by clicking here for schools and here for workplaces.
The Red Cross is calling on students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to participate in the Pink Day Film Festival. Students are encouraged to get started on their videos, which this year will be 30 to 60 seconds public service ads promoting bully prevention and will be based on specific themes. All of the details on the Film Festival can be found here.
Promoting respect and kindness, and speaking out about bullying is heroic. #HeroesAssemble
There are several different ways to get involved with Canadian Red Cross Pink Day 2017.
If you have any questions about Red Cross Pink Day in Manitoba please email: MB.RespectED@redcross.ca.